About API

Connecting People and Skills to Power Australia’s Energy Future

The Australian Power Institute (API) represents major Australian power companies in providing future professional power engineering capability whose vision is:

"To Deliver a Sustainable Supply of Highly Skilled Power Engineering Professionals Working Effectively to Meet the Challenges of Australia’s Emerging Energy Future and to Support the Technical and Commercial Success of Member Companies in the Energy Sector"

The key objectives of API are:

  • Provide a sustainable supply of quality power engineering graduates to energy industry
  • Facilitate a strong power engineering education platform
  • Coordination of industry and university innovation initiatives


API PowerChem Asia Pacific

The primary aim of the conference is to provide up-to-date professional development for those working in the industry globally as well as those associated with it. This conference is composed of a diverse range of key speakers, exhibitors, and three days of lectures. The format of the conference allows close interaction between speakers, presenters, exhibitors and delegates, with a number of training courses also available.

"PowerChem Conference is the only forum in the PowerChem industry and therefore is the perfect opportunity to network by renewing contacts and building new relationships with nationwide and international industry colleagues." - Colin Gwynne (Aurecon)

PowerChem Conference 2018 will be held on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland from Sunday 20 May to Thursday 24 May, 2018.


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PowerChem Conference 2016 received excellent feedback from delegates, exhibitors and sponsors alike. Sponsors were provided with an invaluable opportunity to network with key decision-makers, whilst delegates relished the opportunity to be presented with the latest products and services available to them.

The conference program includes plenary sessions as well as a panel discussion on a specialised topics. An exhibition runs parallel to the conference, with all refreshments focused around the exhibition area to encourage delegates to visit all booths.

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Places are LIMITED - REGISTER NOW for this unique opportunity to participate in this MASTERCLASS !

The Australian Power Institute and CIGRE Australia have joined to bring to Australia, Dr Wallace Vosloo - one of the worlds pre-eminent experts on High Voltage Insulators to present a Master Class Series on Outdoor High voltage Insulators.

Dr Vosloo will present the two day master class across Australia in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

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PowerChem APAC Conference 2018 - That's a wrap!

  This conference is the biennial event for power station chemists and their suppliers. The 2018 program began on the evening of Sunday 20 May and concluded on Thursday 24 May at the Novotel Twin Waters, on the Sunshine Coast. This year’s program and events were well supported by over 35 experts and eminent speakers and 85 delegates from around the world (i.e. Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Thailand) and more. The conference was composed of....


API Linking Industry and Universities to Strengthen Academic Quality

  Industry driven innovation projects/initiatives which the API facilitated and ENA funded with other industry partners will total $5.33M over the next 2 years. The cash funding of these projects.... (Further details are provided in the attached newsletter)


The "API Award for Best Poster" at EECON 2018 goes to...

  To help encourage collaboration amongst undergraduates/PhD students and current professionals within the industry, API sponsored 10 students to attend Electric Energy Conference (EECON) which is run by The Electric Energy Society of Australia (EESA). Congratulations to...

What Others Say

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"The API Summer School is a definite must-attend for professionals involved in the Power Industry. The lectures, tours and talks will definitely build on your kit bag of tools which you can draw upon as you progress through your career. The two weeks is well worth the effort and the API personnel are able to make it fun. It's like going back to school but this time you're well aware that it's going to lead you to the path to success!"

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"The API Summer School attracts the highest caliber of speakers in the industry, who have both expertise in subject matter and a vision. The delegates also are of the highest quality. Its is a journey that should inspire most, if not all, participants to be industry visionaries."

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"This program helped me understand a broad and valuable understanding of the Industry as well as the challenges faced in the future. The skills gained from both presentations and syndicate work will certainly help me bring new ideas to my workplace in order to improve our work practices as well as advance my individual career development".